The Bothy, Troutbeck, Northern Lake District

Self-Catering Lake District Bothy, sleeps 2 adults and set in an amazing landscape with no light pollution. Perfect for those wishing to experience Dark Skies and when conditions allow, a stunning Star Gazing experience.

This is back to basics, no frills no fuss accommodation but yet has everything you will need.

The Bothy has an inviting log burning stove set in the centre of the single room accommodation, as we have no electricity light is by candle light which just enhances the ambiance of the building.  Water is sourced by our water butts and cooking is by our gaz camping stoves. Seating is a rustic ratten cane sofa and chairs and the dining area has a large wooden kitchen table with bench seats.  There is a double bed frame with a blow-up mattress or 2 single mattresses if requested, but please bring your own sleeping bags/bedding.  Outside in a separate building is a compost toilet and a hot water shower is available by request in our nearby barn/shed.

It is the out of the way location and the solitude that makes our Bothy a place to relax and unwind and get away from all the hustle and bustle of ever day life and move us back to a simple way of living.

The Bothy is set in 160 acres of our land which you will be free to roam. There’s a stream on the edge of our land and a newly developed pond. Sheep do graze our land. At dusk, you could quite easily see a Heron, Owl, Deer or even Fox. There are buzzards nesting in the neighbouring wood. It is a magical place, surrounded by hills and mountains with hardly another building in sight.

Owners note; We love our land at Troutbeck and hope you will too but it is not for those who expect luxurious convenience. Quite the opposite. It is for those who wear boots and wellies and who enjoy the simple life, with simple comfort.
Just one other thing. We have a small grass airstrip on part of the land, in the main for small, relatively quiet microlights which land and take off occasionally. It is not a mini-Heathrow!.

So, if you feel this simple, gadget-free environment would suit you then please call Roger and Mo on 07836 272033 or email

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